Cannabis extract may kill melanoma cancer cells. How you prepare your eggs will determine the amount of vitamin D that can be consumed. Propolis has anti-tumor power. Music is good for the brain.

Every week we discover inspiring, informative, and sometimes shocking health-related news. From new studies to insightful analysis, here is what you need to know this week:

  • A cannabis extract has promise in fighting melanoma cell growth. A new study shows that a specific component of cannabis (cannabinoid PHEC-66) damages elements of cancer cells, reducing their ability to divide, and thus inducing programmed cell death of melanoma. Cells
  • Vitamin D levels in eggs have been linked to the method of storage and cooking. New research indicates that eggs stored at room temperature (not in the refrigerator) and prepared via scrambling or poaching had the highest retention of vitamin D. Foods
  • Brazilian green propolis is shown to have anti-tumor properties. Used in traditional medicine for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, new research from Brazil shows how propolis affects cancer cells and indicates the need for deeper study. Life
  • Playing a musical instrument or singing has been linked to better cognitive function. The researchers said that “our findings indicate that promoting musical education would be a valuable part of public health initiatives to promote a protective lifestyle for brain health…” International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry